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Frederick J. Fisher, J.D. is an accomplished Senior Executive, Advisor <and Thought Leader, and Board Member with more than 40 years of success across the insurance, legal, and law, higher education, and management consulting industries. His broad areas of expertise include professional liability, business analysis, communications, risk management, and law.
Frederick is currently the President of Fisher Consulting Group, Inc. He is also the Founder of E.L.M. Insurance Brokers, a Wholesale & MGA facility specializing in Professional Liability and Specialty Line risks. He is a Member of the Editorial Board for Agents of America; a Faculty Member of the Claims College, and a Member of the Executive Council, School of Professional Lines sponsored by the Claims & Litigation Management Association and course designer, and webinar Instructor for the Academy of Insurance (sponsored by the Insurance Journal).
Since his career began, Mr. Fisher has focused on one vision: providing financial security to the client. The result was a successful 40-year career in Specialty Lines Insurance. Mr. Fisher began his career on the service side, as an Independent E&O claims adjuster in 1975.
In 1982, he bought the Company, continued with claims, and expanded the firm’s services to include qualitative claim auditing, risk management & loss control services, and acting as a TPA. In only 4 years, the annual billings increased by 400%. His claim auditing techniques and recommendations resulted in substantial client savings (including the SCRTD now known as the Los Angles MTA). Many Insurers and self-insureds adopted not only the performance standards raised in the audits but adopted his recommended Attorney Management Guidelines as a base, which are still in use today by many major insurers.
In 1995, Mr. Fisher formed what is now known as ELM insurance Brokers. He grew the firm to become a $30M facility when sold in 2008. He has lectured extensively on professional liability issues since 1978 and authored over 64 articles in trade journals and periodicals. He is the author of BROKER BEWARE, Selling Real Estate within the Law. He also designed a program to conduct on-site pre-underwriting risk management assessments of a clients' professional liability exposures.
In 1989, he became a Founding Member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), and was elected to the PLUS Board of Trustees in 1993. After serving in all Officer capacities, he was elected President in 1997. He remains a Special Materials Expert for several RPLU courses and is the Senior Technical Advisor for The Professional Liability Manual, first published by the International Risk Management Institute in 1990. He has taught over 100 CE classes and lectures. He testifies regularly as an expert witness in cases dealing with the duties and obligations of professionals as well as on coverage and claims-made issues.
Frederick obtained Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley as well as a JD in Law from Lincoln University Law School(now part of USF). He is the Vice Chair- Insurance Agent & Broker Committee for the Professional Liability Defense Federation, and the Member of the Editorial Board Agents of America.
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